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that the u.s. government can order the killing of american citizens if they are believed to be senior operational leaders of al-qaeda or an associated force -- here's the key line -- even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the united states. so that policy is that we believe justice department is saying it is perfectly legal to use drones, not just to go out and kill people that we think might some day plan an attack against the united states who are not friendly to the united states. but also to kill americans anywhere on the planet whom we think are traitors or may some day, plan something against the united states even if there is no evidence that they are now engaged in an active plot. raises the whole question about drone warfare. i'm torn about it because it's a different kind of warfare. i mean, certainly, i would like to know what you think about this. 1-866-55-press. the problem i believe is we've got this technology. we are using it. we are using it more than anybody has ever used it before. i mean i forget how many -- you kno
think about that, bring you up to date. john brennan was grilled by members of the u.s. senate yesterday about drones. ron wyden, senator ron wyden from oregon will tell us all about that hearing. no sooner did ray lewis retire from the ravens than his sond signed up to play for the university of miami. we will talk to sports blogger cindy borin from the washington post. a lot to get to, as we say, and we will, but first, today's current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. president obama is speaking at the armed forces farewell tribute today in honor of defense secretary lienon panetta. he will be at joint base myer henderson at 4:00 this afternoon. this is the formal goodbye for panetta stepping down from his position. yesterday, he testified over the attacks in benghazi where he revealed there was no advanced warning for those attacks. he said that factor plus the time and distance involved prevented the u.s. military from reaching the consulate before four ameri
of an entrances to the u.s. embassy in ankara. it's unclear whether they were u.s. nationals but the french news agency afp has identified them as embassy security guards. police say the bomber was able to make it inside a security checkpoint at the entrance. turkey, an important u.s. ally in the region sharing borders with iraq syria and iran. we will keep you updated as more details emerge. president obama could pick colorado lieutenant governor joe garcia to lead the labor department following labor secretary hilda solis. a source told reuters yesterday. solis announced her plans to resign earlier this month. dar see -- garcia is a president of the publiceblo campus. he would bring racial diversity to president obama's staff. obama getting some criticism for not having enough of that this term. >>> a new report shows mitt romney's presidential campaign quietly donated employed $90,000 to the red cross in late november. >> that's about one month after hurricane sandy hit the east coast. those filings came in last night and also showed some big payments to the co
opinion on chuck hagel's long-awaited confirmation saying the u.s. has the secretary that our troops deserve. it was close but lawmakers did confirm hagel 58 to 41. he is scheduled to be sworn in today. that means hagel now heads into office with a list of challenges ahead. first up, the sequester hits friday friday. without a deal, the defense department is facing about $46,000,000,000 in cuts before the end of september. that means hundreds of thousands of furloughed civilians and cuts that will affect military equipment and ness. hagel will also need to deal with getting the troops out of afghanistan and compromising with republicans. that last part won't come easy. texas senator john cornyn has made it clear hagel is taking office with the least amount of support as any defense secretary in modern history. we will be right back. 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy.
that the u.s. fails to collect from taxes its owed, it has to borrow money to pay for its spending. it's not only paying for the people that, you know, fail to pay their taxes but also paying investors' interest and that come back to the taxpayer in future years. i found a study that 140ed that should sec west trace go through and not be fix the and should the irs have to lay off a few thousand enforcement employees, it's probably going to cost the government $45 bill dollars and that because of future interest will translate to about $33 in-householdnot in the future for americans. >> bill: this is insane. isn't it? when you think about it? i mean the impact of it. so, when tom coburn or some other -- -- or john boehner, or some other republican legislateor says they are exaggerating this is not that bad. this is not really going to hurt, it's just wrong? >> i think it really compends upon where you are looking. i think when you look at the i felt rs, i think a lot of people, even republicans, will say that, you know, that's one area that you got to crack
. congressman bobby scott and scott rigell will travel with the president today as will u.s. secretary of the navy ray mavis. house speaker boehner is not budging on negotiations. congress is back on the hill today after nine days of break and boehner says a deal is not up to him. it is up to the senate. last session the house passed legislation offering up alternate savings not tax increases though, toward the sequester but the proposals died in the senate. boehner is saying the house has already done its part. it will not vote on another measure until the senate passes its own proposal. most democrats are agreeing a deal must include new revenue in addition to savings but boehner says the president got his tax increase and he's not willing to give in on another. this means yet again congress is down to the 11th hour. lawmakers have just three days to reach a compromise or else $85 billion in cuts will go into effect on friday. more bill up next. stay with us. look like new, longer. can become major victories. i'm phil mickelson, pro golfer. when i was diagnosed with psoriatic arthri
by 22, 23 points? >> well, north dakotans are notorious ticket splitters. first time i won for the u.s. house of representatives was 1980. ronald reagan carried north dakota in a huge landslide. so people were on the republican side of the ticket voting for ronald reagan, came back over in large part, voted for me. i won with 57% that year. north dakotans are ticket splitters. they take a look at the candidate much more so than the party. although i must admit only two presidential candidates, two democratic presidential candidates in 100 years have gotten the votes of north dakota. they traditionally vote republican for president. but other than that, they're very choosy and they want someone they can trust someone they like and heidi heitkamp ran a great campaign. she will be a terrific senator. >> bill: you have been out of the senate now for two years. among other things, you're writing novels. and you have another one coming out. you've been working with a bipartisan policy center, particularly on the energy issue. and releasing your recommendations yesterday. to the congress and
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